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Biggest British Empire Countries

Name the modern-day countries with the most territory that was part of the British Empire.
  • Based mostly on this map
  • Not including territory held for less than 10 years
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Mar 06, 2017
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%
km2
Country
100
10,000,000
100
7,700,000
100
3,200,000
25
2,400,000
100
1,900,000
100
1,200,000
100
1,000,000
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km2
Country
100
950,000
100
920,000
100
890,000
100
830,000
100
750,000
100
680,000
100
650,000
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(59)
Only a quarter of the USA was part of the British Empire? I thought it was more. I know some was under French control and a fair bit was still owned/controlled by native Americans, but that 25% figure surprised me.
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Mar 6, 2017
(57)
If I'm not mistaken the 25% refer to the area in kmĀ² today. So it may seem like a small number.
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Mar 7, 2017
(59)
well, Alaska was russian controlled, Florida and a very big part of the south west were spanish/mexican, france had Louisiana which was far more then just the state of Louisiana. basically england only controlled new england, most of the eastcoast, the south minus louisiana and florida and the big lakes
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Mar 7, 2017
(62)
Britain not just England
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Mar 7, 2017
(68)
Amazing how the UK itself is way smaller than all of these countries.
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Mar 6, 2017
(72)
Yes, the UK itself was my first guess. Didn't realize the British Empire controlled such large portions of so many other countries. For those wondering, the UK is 242,500 sq km.
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Jun 18, 2017
(58)
I guess Pink Floyd was wrong.
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Mar 7, 2017
(45)
just wanna know, when did Britain controlled 100% Afghanistan?
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Mar 21, 2017
(32)
From what Wikipedia has told me Afghanistan was a British Protectorate from 1879-1919.
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Jun 16, 2017
(37)
Quizmaster, I believe Afghanistan never became part of the British empire, it was a buffer state between russians and the british.
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Apr 18, 2017
(58)
Yeah; that map QM used as a source is misleading. PARTS of Afghanistan were territory of the Empire, but only small bits, mostly areas around their military bases. They never controlled the whole country.
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Jun 16, 2017
(58)
The status of the "white dominions" was fuzzy, but I think that South Africa's independent status had reached approximately that of Canada's by the end of WWI. And then, I think, German South-West Africa (Namibia) was transferred directly to South Africa under the mandate system. Could be wrong.
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Jun 16, 2017
(48)
Yes, South Africa basicly governed it after 1918. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Namibia
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Jun 16, 2017
(46)
Good quiz, master.
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Jun 16, 2017
(37)
I never knew Britain once ruled the whole of the Canadian territory? I thought parts were once part of the French empire, for example Quebec, hence why French is an official language there
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Jun 17, 2017
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French people were the original settlers to Canada, the British came after and conquered it from the French. The highest concentration of french people at the time of British colonization were in Quebec and Acadia (what's now New Brunswick and parts of Nova Scotia). Quebec fiercely defended their French culture and resisted assimilation for many years and when Canada became an independent country, French was given official status to accommodate the Quebeckers I'm skipping quite a few steps in there but that's the gist of what happened. Source: Canadian with French heritage.
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Jun 19, 2017
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